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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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+61 0419 008 601

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Photo - Signed photo of Major General C. H. Brand, CB, CMG, CVO, DSO, taken 11 November 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Signed photo of Major General C.H. Brand

Historical information

Major General C H Brand was born in Ipswich Qld on the 4 September 1873. he fought in both the South African war and WW1. He commanded the 3rd Battalion at Gallipoli and the 6th Brigade in 1915-16 and the 4th Brigade in 1916-18 in France. he retired after 37 years of Service and was elected a senator for the United Party in 1935, stepping down in 1947. He died at his Toorak home on the 31 July 1961. aged 87.

Significance

Unique signed Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

RS&SILA Branch Charter - RS&SILA Camberwell Branch Charter dated 1 January 1920

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW1 Bronze Memorial Plaque - WW1 Memorial Plaque - Eric Alexander McCleery, service number 3354

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW1 Memorial Plaque presented to his mother, Elizabeth McCleery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eric Alexander McCleery

Camberwell City RSL Roll of Honour

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Bronze Plaque listing the 187 Camberwell and district residents who died in WW1 between 1914-1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

187 names listed

WW2 and WW1 insignia from Czechoslovak Lieutenant uniform KIA at The Siege of Tobruk. - Siege of Tobruk KIA

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Medal set and insignia from the uniform of a Czech Lieutenant who served with the British Army at the Siege of Tobruk.

Inscriptions & Markings

His medal ribbons show that he served during the First World war and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre.

Bronze Bust - General Pompey Elliott

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This small bronze bust of General Pompey Elliott was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Camberwell RSL in 2019. General Elliott was the founding President of the Camberwell RSL and served the veterans of Camberwell and surrounding districts untiringly until his death in March 1931. The full size Bust now stands in the memorial lawn at the Camberwell RSL.

Bronze plaque - Plaque commemerarting the opening of the Camberwell Central RSL in 1959

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

This Tablet was unveiled by John S. August JP on Sunday 18th October 1959 To commemorate the opening of Camberwell Central RSSAILA Memorial Hall President R. .Rhyss -Jones Secretary S.W. Goldfinch

WW1 Australian Army Pay Book - Pay book of James Walter Healy, a Ferrier Sgt in France during WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Canvas and paper Australian Army Pay book issued to James Walter Healy a Ferrier Sgt in France in 1916.

Historical information

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

Full details of Pay received when on active service in France in 1916

Memorial Plaque [ Dead Man's Penny] - Henry Tippett WW1 Service number 4928

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Memorial Plaque given to the family of Henry Tippett, killed in Action in France 26 July 1916. Henry enlisted when he was 28 years old on the 6 September 1915 in Melbourne. He was born in Carlton and was living at 529 Canning St. Carlton when he enlisted. A small man at 5'.5'' weighing 9 stone. He was allotted to the 15th Refits of the 7th Battalion. He embarked from Melbourne on the 18 June 1916 on the Kinfaune Castle and landed at Alexandria, On the 29 June 1916.he was transported to Marseilles and one moth later was reported Missing in Action on the 28 July 1916, A court of enquiry concluded he was Killed in Action on the 19 July 1916. He had been in France just 20 days

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed with the name Henry Tippett. The plaque was presented on the 4 October 1922. His father William could not attend in person and a Donald Tippett was authorised to pick up the plaque by his mother Eliza Tippett. The plaque number is 319981.His mother Eliza Tippett was granted a pension of one pound per fortnight from the 8th November 1916

Bronze bust - General Pompey Elliott, Bust unvailed at the Camberwell RSL Anzac Day, 25 April 2017.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Full size bust of General Pompey Elliott on bluestone plinth

Inscriptions & Markings

Bronze plague with following inscription: In Honour and Memory of Major General Harold 'Pompey' Elliott CB,CMG,DSO,DCM,VD Founding President of the Camberwell City Sub Branch of the Returned and Service League of Australia

Bronze Plaque [Dead man Penny] 318573 - Keith Winterbottom Plaque number 318573

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Memorial Plaque [Dead Man Penny]

Historical information

Keith Winterbottom was born in the small settlement of Moulamen near Swan Hill in 1891.He enlisted in the AIF on the 7 April 1916 as a private and allocated to the 1st refit for the 38th Battalion. He was single and 25 years old and a strong 6 footer after working as a labour/timber cutter around Swan Hill. He embarked for France in July 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth on the 10 August 1916. Proceeded to France [ Ypres] on the 16 September and taken on strength with the 59th Battalion on the 8 October 1916. He suffered very serious GSW to his chest, arm, and left leg on the 10 December 1916 and was admitted to the Casualty clearing station at Heilly on the 11 December. His wounds were extensive and major and he died of these wounds on the 12 December 1916. He was buried at the Hospital Cemetery at Heilly, France. His kit that was returned to his mother contained a football, scarf, a razor strop and two ties. On the 18 June 1923 is mother was given the Memorial Plaque 318573 inscribed with her son's name Keith Winterbottom

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed with the name Keith Winterbottom. Presented to his mother on the 18 June 1923.

Photo - Australian Hospital Ship A61, Kanowna

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of HMAT A61 Kanowna at anchor.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAT A61 has a very interesting history and for the full details please open this web site: www discussinganzacs.naa.gov.au/brouse/groupstories/3400 This article covers in great detail all the exploits of this remarkable ship and the involvement she had during WW1

Photo - Anzac Day Service at Camberwell RSL circa 1990

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - The Australian Light Horse watering their horses

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Good photo of Australian Light Horse showing the horses and equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unfortunately no details of location. Based on the background and the many gum trees it is likely to be in Australia during training prior to disembarkation to Egypt.

Photo - 'Coming out for a Rest' . Australian Light Horse returing to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of the Australian Light Horse in December 1917

Historical information

Actual photo showing the Australian Light Horse in the field December 1917

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

'Coming out for a Rest' Australian Light Horse returning to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Photo - Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo of the Australian Light Horse in the field in Palestine

Significance

Unique actual photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Light Horse fording the Jordan River March 1918

Photo - Camberwell A and B grade cricket team 1936

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Australian 1st Division in Mena Camp, 10 miles from center of Cairo. March 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Interesting photo showing the Mena camp of the Australian 1st Division from two perspectives. The spread was over several miles and some idea of the size can be made from the images of the Pyramids.

Historical information

Australian 1st Division Camp at Mena

Significance

Unique

Shell casings - Turkish shell casings from Palistine, 1917, with Arabic inscriptions.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Looking towards the Nek, Anzac Cove, April 1915. Cave dugouts clearly visible

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo showing view of the Nek from Anzac Cove, taken April 1915

Significance

Actual photo showing land scape as it was in April 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

View of the Nek from Anzac Cove April 1915. Presented by Legionnaire R. G. Grant 1925

Photo - Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres, October 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden frame

Historical information

View of Ypres in October 1917 showing damage to the Market Square and Church.

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

' Moving up for the Attack' Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres October 1917

Photo - Photo of seven diggers transporting a wounded digger thru the mud on the Somme in 1917. Note burial cross in background.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual Photo showing the depth of mud on the Somme in 1917

Historical information

Actual photo of the condition on the Somme in 1917

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo, note the burial cross in the mud behind the wounded digger.

Poster - Poster produced by Granada TV advertising four plays featuring real stories from WW1. cica 1948

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster detailing four plays commissioned by Granada TV about real events in WW1. Very interesting photos relating to WW1 and the reproduction of the famous General Kitchener poster calling for volunteers to 'Kitchener's Army'

Historical information

reproduction photos of conditions in London during WW1

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo, very interesting comments relating to WW1

Photo - Photo taken at the Camberwell RSL circa 1980. Not known

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Opening of the Camberwell Memorial Institute by the Hon. Stanley M. Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia. 18 August 1923

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Rare photo of Hon Stanley Bruce PM of Australia

Significance

unique

Inscriptions & Markings

see photo

Photo - Tomahawk Squadron in the Western Desert, Libya, scrambling to an alert 1942

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden frame

Significance

Unique Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Tomahawk squadron scrambling to an alert in Western Dessert Libya 1942

Photo - Anzac Day Service Camberwell RSL 2001, President John Frewen standing on right,

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Anzac Day 2017 -- John Pesutto, State member for Hawthorn. Jack Bell, WW2 veteren. Peter Fielding, Secretary, Camberwell RSL'

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken at the Camberwell Sports Ground after Anzac Day Service prior to the Anzac AFL gamed between Old Scotch and Monash University. 25 April 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

John Pesutto, Jack Bell, and Peter Fielding,with Tim Fisher ex Deputy PM of Australia standing behind.

Photo - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1st President of Turkey 1923 - 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken in 1916 when he was 35 years old.

Past Presidents honour Board - Camberwell RSL Past Presidents Honour Board 1919 to 1952

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Rosewood Honour Board

Inscriptions & Markings

Past Presidents of the Camberwell RSL from 1919 to 1952